Economic assessment of large power photovoltaic irrigation systems in the ECOWAS region

Lorenzo Navarro, Celena and Hogan Teves de Almeida, Rita and Martínez Núñez, Margarita and Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel (2018). Economic assessment of large power photovoltaic irrigation systems in the ECOWAS region. "Energy", v. 155 ; pp. 992-1003. ISSN 0360-5442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.05.066.

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Title: Economic assessment of large power photovoltaic irrigation systems in the ECOWAS region
Author/s:
  • Lorenzo Navarro, Celena
  • Hogan Teves de Almeida, Rita
  • Martínez Núñez, Margarita
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy
Date: July 2018
ISSN: 0360-5442
Volume: 155
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Photovoltaic; Irrigation system; Economic assessment; Renewable energy
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
UPM's Research Group: Sistemas Fotovoltáicos
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

This paper presents an economic assessment of large power (from tens to hundreds kWp) PV irrigation systems in the ECOWAS region, evaluating the economic feasibility of substituting diesel-powered and grid-powered systems with PV ones. Seven countries from the ECOWAS region were considered and two irrigation operating modes were compared (pumping to a water tank or at constant pressure). Net Present Cost (NPC) values are in the 0.33-41.5 x 105 $ range, Internal Rate of Return (IRR) values are in the 8e47% range and Payback Period (PBP) values are in the 2.1e10 years range. The economic savings in terms of Levelized Cost of Energy, LCOE, were also evaluated. LCOE for PV irrigation systems are in the 4.5 - 17.4 $cents/kWh range, which represent percentage savings of 30-84% if compared to diesel-powered and grid- powered systems.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020640771MASLOWATENLuis Narvarte FernándezMArket uptake of an innovative irrigation Solution based on LOW WATer-ENergy consumption

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Item ID: 50966
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50966/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50966
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.05.066
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544218308867?via%3Dihub
Deposited by: Dr. Luis Narvarte Fernández
Deposited on: 23 May 2018 06:44
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2019 22:30
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